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Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to ImpldConsent

Re: My addition will take almost 2 miles of Cat 6

said by ImpldConsent:

Hell, what's 10K' of cabling? Two rolls?

Yes, those ubiquitous mile-long spools of CAT6. Two of those.

Or, more in line with reality, 10+ 1000 foot boxes.

prairiesky

join:2008-12-08
canada
kudos:2

said by Oedipus:

said by ImpldConsent:

Hell, what's 10K' of cabling? Two rolls?

Yes, those ubiquitous mile-long spools of CAT6. Two of those.

Or, more in line with reality, 10+ 1000 foot boxes.

I purchased cat5e for $3?? for a 1000 ft roll, only when they didn't have anything stocked anywhere across the country did the supplier bother to mention I could get a 5000 ft spool for $800.... point being 5000 feet is a common spool size.

When I ordered fiber, it came off a 42,000 foot spool

sk1939
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join:2010-10-23
Mclean, VA
kudos:10

Fiber is a little different, since most fiber is runs that measure in hundreds of feet, if not hundreds of yards. Since copper is limited to 100m at the most, it makes less sense to have a giant 5 mile long roll of Cat wire.